[pmwiki-users] Fwd: Lateral thought from a newbie [E-Commerce]
editor at fast.st
Thu Jun 29 16:43:28 CDT 2006
Didn't quite catch the gist of this thread when it was first posted,
but the E-Commerce part caught my eye this time. I too appreciate the
thoughts, and wanted to add I'm currently using PmWiki for a
multi-function website that includes an online store and it works
beautifully, and very simply... You are welcome to take a look.
It doesn't actually use a shopping cart, but I'm hoping to hobble
together a recipe for that sometime in the next few months, after I
get a simple data storage recipe finished. It should be able to do
most of the basic things needed for e-commerce completely from within
PmWiki. (With hooks to PayPal).
If anyone is interested in collaborating in such a recipe, let me
know. I'll get back with you after vacation (next week) and see if we
can't put together a more concrete plan. I think it's an obvious
recipe someone should have developed before now for PmWiki. I really
love this software. Thanks again Pm!
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Slug Shrubbers <slug120 at btinternet.com>
Date: Jun 29, 2006 4:00 PM
Subject: Re: [pmwiki-users] Lateral thought from a newbie [E-Commerce]
To: pmwiki-users at pmichaud.com
Marc et al.
Some very interesting responses and observations to the wild and wacky
idea of using a wiki for e-commerce. I'm still getting to grips with
the underlying architecture, to try and model a ***simple*** way of
using it for such a process. However, I managed to build a wiki for a
school website in less than 48 hours....nothing else comes close.
Works just the same on Linux/Apache as Windows/IIS, with no fiddling
I understand there are the finer legal points, but a number of those
can be dealt with at registration to be a customer; or indeed if you
only handled "account" orders.
I personally think the architecture is there to make it a configurable
workflow engine for about any process. I know that this is beyond the
original philosophy, but isn't workflow all about collaboration
between workers; and process improvement only comes about by eveybody
understanding the process!!!
Too lateral for this time of night, I know.
BTW Great community you've built here.
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